Jaguar XK120 Racer (1953)

Quite used to see the first XK series as an elegance marvel we must not underestimate its racing nature. So when I met this extreme red racer I’ve been blown away.

Jaguar XK120 - © Ciclootto.it
Jaguar XK120 – © Ciclootto.it

Great single seater setup with all those tiny bells and whistles you can imagine. And there it is! A 50s racer.
And….wow, it’s red!!

Results 22.02.2021

01 – @marcomakaus
02 – @kir_nikos
03 – @f40sanchez
04 – @_redtrade_
05 – @pouny78
06 – @4viertakt
07 – @1fratanti
08 – @gf27photos
09 – @yann_jules
10 – @vertigo_garage_24
11 – @kammax66
12 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
13 – @lucanannicicl
14 – @classiccar_stories
15 – @cesargrau_cars
16 – @fjp.2020
17 – @the_carobs
18 – @rimo4187
19 – @sergio.rimoldi.3
20 – @armando.baiano
21 – @carsoftheweezenhof
22 – @1kenoo
23 – @auwtiezer
24 – @mister_byrite
25 – @curvinmotors
26 – @scuderiapalermo
27 – @n1c0_67
28 – @aparcaosenaragon
29 – @guti_classics
30 – @twilightdivewatches
31 – @franc.pepe
32 – @ffornaciari
33 – @eadwigge
34 – @antonio2298
35 – @andrea_x91
36 – @celtic68
37 – @lucibus_classic911
38 – @vricantonio
39 – @pablorivas6588
40 – @grant.moss

Fiat Dino Coupé 2400 – 1971

I think this is the first Verde medio I’ve ever seen dressing a Dino Coupé. Looks unusual and great.

Fiat Dino Coupé 2400 - 1971 - © Ciclootto.it
Fiat Dino Coupé 2400 – 1971 – © Ciclootto.it

This 2400 from 1971 with original plates it’s awesome and looks in mint conditions. Marvellous beige interiorfor one of my favourite 70s GT. The only off-key thing is the side-mirror.

Fiat Dino Coupé 2400 - 1971 - © Ciclootto.it
Fiat Dino Coupé 2400 – 1971 – © Ciclootto.it

Always seen a chrome one. This looks like a cheap 80s Fiat Uno thing. Am I wrong?

Results – 19.02.2021

01 – @jobjoris
02 – @carsoftheweezenhof
03 – @1kenoo
04 – @celtic68
05 – @1fratanti
06 – @lucanannicicl
07 – @f40sanchez
08 – @fulviadriver
09 – @fjp.2020
10 – @440er
11 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
12 – @pouny78
13 – @remichanics
14 – @armando.baiano
15 – @the_carobs
16 – @stefano_sco.64
17 – @rimo4187
18 – @cesargrau_cars
19 – @marcomakaus
20 – @paulfiat
21 – @sergio.rimoldi.3
22 – @_redtrade_
23 – @v.lamantia_theonlyone
24 – @ro.casp
25 – @vricantonio
26 – @kerb_parked
27 – @grant.moss
28 – @kammax66
29 – @ebroracing
30 – @gf27photos
31 – @scuderiapalermo
32 – @twilightdivewatches
33 – @antonio2298
34 – @piemonte_in_opel
35 – @eadwigge
36 – @francesco.menichetti
37 – @lucibus.classic911
38 – @augusto_pellucchi
39 – @3gi64
40 – @andrea_stram

 

Austin-Healey 3000 MKII

A beautiful Austin-Healey interpretation.
This dark blue is simply amazing and this car and gives a real sense of speed.

Austin-Healey 3000 MKII - © Ciclootto.it
Austin-Healey 3000 MKII – © Ciclootto.it

Pure British Racing Spirit and for once without British Racing Green involved😉.
This car was part of the last #tcchallenge and due to some of its specs I thought it would be harder to recognize.
I was wrong (as often happens) and you all are too got in recognizing our beloved classics

Results – 12.02.2021

01 – @kir_nikos
02 – @lucanannicicl
03 – @mah.louis
04 – @rimo4187
05 – @sergio.rimoldi.3
06 – @jobjoris
07 – @pouny78
08 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
09 – @440er
10 – @scuderiapalermo
11 – @carsoftheweezenhof
12 – @guilhem_bagnolard
13 – @the_carobs
14 – @dadotenny84
15 – @andrea_x91
16 – @armando.baiano
17 – @itsrafworld
18 – @auwtiezer
19 – @mazdacenter
20 – @celtic68
21 – @_redtrade_
22 – @kammax66
23 – @twilightdivewatches
24 – @antonio2298
25 – @fulviadriver
26 – @ro.casp
27 – @filippomvigna
28 – @vricantonio
29 – @ffornaciari
30 – @photographybyhsd
31 – @vertigo_garage_24
32 – @gf27photos
33 – @pablorivas6588
34 – @francesco.menichetti
35 – @marcomakaus
36 – @aparcaosenaragon
37 – @n1c0_67
38 – @eadwigge
39 – @teilix
40 – @agostondaniel

 

Triumph TR4 A

Some may say #patina perfection. I simply say “waiting for better days”.

Triumph TR4A - @ Ciclootto.it
Triumph TR4A – @ Ciclootto.it

Found by my great friend @demedici73 this car, with a test Italian plate has many details to be fixed starting from the rear name😉
Lovely classic British roadster

Results – 07.02.2021

01 – @kammax66
02 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
03 – @kir_nikos
04 – @_redtrade_
05 – @celtic68
06 – @carsoftheweezenhof
07 – @ro.casp
08 – @francesco.menichetti
09 – @armando.baiano
10 – @gf27photos
11 – @jobjoris
12 – @n1c0_67
13 – @twilightdivewatches
14 – @1kenoo
15 – @ffornaciari
16 – @andrea_x91
17 – @random_cars_photos
18 – @jasmindurmisevic
19 – @mah.louis
20 – @remichanics
21 – @marcomakaus
22 – @4viertakt
23 – @v.lamantia_theonlyone
24 – @scuderiapalermo
25 – @rimo4187
26 – @vricantonio
27 – @chicane500
28 – @kerb_parked
29 – @parked_in_sydney
30 – @gunnergti
31 – @theburningoil
32 – @willundefined
33 – @rena_tino.re
34 – @n_batalov

 

Fiat 131 CL Mirafiori (1982)

Straight before the introduction of the new Regata (or Regatta in many foreign markets) the Fiat 131 got its last restyling.
Not that much of a change here (but it’s appealed as third series) from the classic family car it is.

Fiat 131 CL Mirafiori - © Ciclootto.it
Fiat 131 CL Mirafiori – © Ciclootto.it

Following a similar fate to its illustrious predecessors in the Fiat range, beside the long Italian production career, this car’s range was produced in many other countries, like Spain, where it was marketed with the Seat brand, but also in Turkey and even in Ethopia!
A globe trotter and a multi soul car (maybe Abarth rings a bell…).

Fiat 131 CL Mirafiori - © Ciclootto.it
Fiat 131 CL Mirafiori – © Ciclootto.it

The car here is a no frills Fiat 131 Mirafiori CL third series, with the basic 1.3 liters engine.
Enough to dream of a rally car? Obviously not, but a simple good companion to have inside the box could be a reassuring thing (but watch out from the rust!).

Results – 04.02.2021

01 – @rimo4187
02 – @tonygaspa99
03 – @carsoftheweezenhof
04 – @moviegarageclub
05 – @curvinmotors
06 – @kammax66
07 – @auwtiezer
08 – @cosimopascariello
09 – @440er
10 – @classiccarsandthecity
11 – @1kenoo
12 – @_redtrade_
13 – @jasmindurmisevic
14 – @4viertakt
15 – @guti_classics
16 – @semanalclasico
17 – @f40sanchez
18 – @vit18284
19 – @ro.casp
20 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
21 – @remichanics
22 – @andrea_x91
23 – @polci68
24 – @celtic68
25 – @kir_nikos
26 – @trentadue.valvole
27 – @parked_in_sydney
28 – @goodoldminorcars
29 – @itsrafworld
30 – @armando.baiano
31 – @ginoalfetta
32 – @sergio.rimoldi.3
33 – @pablorivas6588
34 – @fjp.2020
35 – @random_cars_photos
36 – @vricantonio
37 – @boerjappie
38 – @gf27photos
39 – @aparcaosenaragon
40 – @1fratanti
41 – @francesco.menichetti
42 – @stefano_sco.64
43 – @piemonte_in_opel
44 – @paolo.valcarenghi
45 – @eastlondon_wheels
46 – @papatasoscx77
47 – @scuderiapalermo
48 – @daniele_quaranta1982
49 – @kerb_parked
50 – @ste_kankkunen
51 – @photographybyhsd
52 – @facobio
53 – @paulfiat
54 – @pontolillo_alessandro
55 – @rafacolin555
56 – @franc.pepe
57 – @eadwigge
58 – @antonio2298
59 – @lucibus.classics911
60 – @cinzia.mari
61 – @kaeferino
62 – @pautorrentbr
63 – @nicoladecicco7
64 – @lucanannicicl
65 – @salvatorelizio04

 

Lancia Flavia Coupé Pininfarina

When placing this car in the instagram feed, I’ve immediately decided to place the back of the car as the first pic of the carousel.
The reason is quite simple: IMHO is the best part of the car.

Lancia Flavia Coupé Pininfarina - © Ciclootto.it
Lancia Flavia Coupé Pininfarina – © Ciclootto.it

The way Pininfarina resolved the third volume is a 60s classic.
And even if the front of the Flavia that I usually nickname as the “Minion car” (look at half of the front and you’ll agree with me) wasn’t much appreciated at the beginning, this coupé version was immediately convincing.

Lancia Flavia Coupé Pininfarina - © Ciclootto.it
Lancia Flavia Coupé Pininfarina – © Ciclootto.it

Looking at the later evolutions of this car (the 2000) I see the same kind of strategy I saw with the 2nd-3rd series of the Appia, where Lancia placed a more modern front on an old body (here, for me, with a far better result).
Anyway, I would love to have one. of these!

 

Results – 27.01.2021

01 – @randomcarspot
02 – @remichanics
03 – @rimo4187
04 – @car_spotting_pt
05 – @papatasoscx77
06 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
07 – @pmdes
08 – @boerjappie
09 – @ro.casp
10 – @fjp.2020
11 – @guti_classics
12 – @kammax66
13 – @carsoftheweezenhof
14 – @pe.ter5007
15 – @guilhem_bagnolard
16 – @parked_in_sydney
17 – @4viertakt
18 – @scuderiapalermo
19 – @jobjoris
20 – @andrea.ctt
21 – @_redtrade_@gf27photos
22 – @aparcaosenaragon
23 – @trentadue.valvole
24 – @ginoalfetta
25 – @classiccar_stories
26 – @francesco.menichetti
27 – @armando.baiano
28 – @vricantonio
29 – @abandoned_cars_of_romania
30 – @1fratanti
31 – @celtic68
32 – @eadwigge
33 – @mazdacenter
34 – @itsrafworld
35 – @twilightdivewatches
36 – @andrea_x91
37 – @superveloce1974
38 – @mister_byrite
39 – @teilix
40 – @hclassics
41 – @photographybyhsd
42 – @max.turbo.bastone
43 – @carlomariaaa
44 – @hernanpozof
45 – @fulviadriver

 

Ferves Ranger

This car has been the protagonist of one of the biggest auction surprise of the recent years.
The Ferves Ranger is a patchwork tiny offroader created using the Fiat 500 engine placed on a custom chassis.

Ferves Ranger - © Ciclootto.it
Ferves Ranger – © Ciclootto.it

Most of the cars’ parts come from Fiat production, including the Fiat 600, 850 and Autobianchi Primula. One of these tiny vehicle has been auctioned by @rmsothebys in Monterey California in 2019 and it seems that two gentlemans started to bid against each other to get it.
Maybe it was only a joke for the two guys or they has been misleaded by the name “Ferrari”: Ferves Is an acronym of Ferrari Veicoli Speciali, a tiny company created by Engineer Carlo Ferrari that clearly has no link with the “Commendatore”.
Anyway, the auction ended up with an incredible assignment at $196,000!!!
From that day, EVERY SINGLE classic car fair here in Italy featured one of these offroader, with people trying to replicate that result! Despite the US auction and the tiny production numbers, these cars are usually sold at around 20.000 €😉

Results – 24.01.2021

01 – @_redtrade_
02 – @1fratanti
03 – @armando.baiano
04 – @4viertakt
05 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
06 – @dadotenny84
07 – @yann_jules
08 – @random_cars_photos
09 – @kammax66
10 – @10marcomakaus
11 – @curvinmotors
12 – @the_automobile_fanatic
13 – @gabotosi
14 – @kerb_parked
15 – @carsoftheweezenhof
16 – @eadwigge
17 – @francesco.menicgetti
18 – @ro.casp
19 – @parkedinmallorca
20 – @pablorivas6588
21 – @vertigo_garage_24
22 – @guti_classics
23 – @gserlupi
24 – @ginoalfetta
25 – @parked_in_sydney
26 – @scuderiapalermo
27 – @teilix
28 – @mazdacenter
29 – @remichanics
30 – @vricantonio
31 – @piemonte_in_opel
32 – @itsrafworld
33 – @stefano_sco.64
34 – @andrea_x91
35 – @fjp.2020
36 – @ffornaciari
37 – @v.lamantia_theonlyone
38 – @claudio__haflinger_2210

 

Jaguar XK120 OTS

The XK120 is a British icon like the E-Type or the countless iteration of the British spiders. The fastest production car at the presentation time (“120” as the Miles per hour of max speed) this car combines the great style with the performance.

Jaguar XK 120 OTS - © Ciclootto.it
Jaguar XK 120 OTS – © Ciclootto.it

The car here shown, a 1952 OTS model was on sale at Auto e Moto d’Epoca Fair in Padua and has the “do not touch!” bill on the windshield.
I always avoid to touch the cars unless authorized by the owner/vendor. I take it as an act of education and respect for the car.

Results – 20.01.2021

01 – @fjp.2020
02 – @kir_nikos
03 – @papatasoscx77
04 – @mah.louis
05 – @vertigo_garage_24
06 – @_redtrade_
07 – @grant.moss
08 – @random_cars_photos
09 – @franc.pepe
10 – @randomcarspot
11 – @f40sanchez
12 – @1fratanti
13 – @antonio.j.cerezuela
14 – @kerp_parked
15 – @carsoftheweezenhof
16 – @ro.casp
17 – @gf27photos
18 – @eadwigge
19 – @1kenoo
20 – @armando.baiano
21 – @curvinmotors
22 – @scuderiapalermo
23 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
24 – @pablorivas6588
25 – @rimo4187
26 – @vricantonio
27 – @andrea_x91
28 – @teilix
29 – @yann_jules
30 – @jasmindurmisevic
31 – @kammax66
32 – @mazdacenter
33 – @remichanics
34 – @pouny78
35 – @abeltofly
36 – @hclassics
37 – @pmdes
38 – @autoclassiche_heritage
39 – @hernanpozof
40 – @therealemmanuelspencer
41 – @ffornaciari
42 – @photographybyhsd
43 – @twilightdivewatches
44 – @vricantonio
45 – @rafacolin555
46 – @yann_jules
47 – @parkedinmallorca
48 – @grant.moss
49 – @aparcaosenaragon
50 – @jobjoris
51 – @fulviadriver
52 – @hernanpozof
53 – @1fratanti
54 – @tretadue.valvole
55 – @photographybyhsd
56 – @pouny78
57 – @pablorivas6588
58 – @critcar
59 – @hclassics
60 – @petrolpunx
61 – @jagalfa
62 – @therealemmanuelspencer
63 – @reevesgarage

 

BMW E9 3.0 CS

Another 70s big testimony and once again there’s Giovanni Michelotti involved.

BMW E9 3.0 CS - © Ciclootto.it
BMW E9 3.0 CS – © Ciclootto.it

The E9, created as an evolution of the 2000 CS design, hosts a new front created by the Italian designer that changed the very personal (but somehow controversial) squared headlights one embodied by the 2000. Today we would call it the BMW family feeling.
This one, a 3.0 CS, once again from @milanoautoclassica 2020 (you know, nothing much new around as the classic car fairs will still be a mirage for a while) looks great, spotting a blue velvet interior and showing a sport steering wheel that I’m not sure if it comes as a standard or not.
Gorgeous car.
I remember I was so in a hurry that I didn’t wait for the car vendor to get out from the pose, so the back shot features a half salesman😁

Results – 18.01.2021

01 – @kir_nikos
02 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
03 – @_redtrade_
04 – @pe.ter5007
05 – @dadotenny84
06 – @randomcarspot
07 – @papatasoscx77
08 – @f40sanchez
09 – @1kenoo
10 – @kammax66
11 – @gf27photos
12 – @440er
13 – @kerb_parked
14 – @rasmus.chr.olsen.forvh
15 – @rimo4187
16 – @carsoftheweezenhof
17 – @twilightdivewatches
18 – @moviegarageclub
19 – @sergio.rimoldi.3
20 – @auwtiezer
21 – @n1c0_67
22 – @parked_in_sydney
23 – @fjp.2020
24 – @ro.casp
25 – @guti_classics
26 – @ginoalfetta
27 – @4viertakt
28 – @guilhem_bagnolard
29 – @classiccar_stories
30 – @francesco.menichetti
31 – @eadwigge
32 – @armando.baiano
33 – @scuderiapalermo
34 – @random_cars_photos
35 – @curvinmotors
36 – @stefano_sco.64
37 – @celtic68
38 – @bj_burberry
39 – @jasmindurmisevic
40 – @car_spotting_pt
41 – @andrea_x91
42 – @gurveer.kandola
43 – @classiccarsandthecity
44 – @vricantonio
45 – @rafacolin555
46 – @yann_jules
47 – @parkedinmallorca
48 – @grant.moss
49 – @aparcaosenaragon
50 – @jobjoris
51 – @fulviadriver
52 – @hernanpozof
53 – @1fratanti
54 – @tretadue.valvole
55 – @photographybyhsd
56 – @pouny78
57 – @pablorivas6588
58 – @critcar
59 – @hclassics
60 – @petrolpunx
61 – @jagalfa
62 – @therealemmanuelspencer
63 – @reevesgarage

 

VW Karmann-Ghia 1600 Cabriolet

A sparkling color is always the best choice for a VW Karmann-Ghia.
The ultra-classic yellow honour the design (created by Mario Felice Boano and Luca Segre for the Carrozzria Ghia) of a car sold quite unchanged for near 20 years. Looking at this one from the last Milano Autoclassica fair, I immediately felt something strange on the body.

VW Karmann-Ghia Cabriolte 1600 - © Ciclootto.it
VW Karmann-Ghia Cabriolte 1600 – © Ciclootto.it

The reason is that this is a very late (1972-1974) model on which beside the bigger engine (1.6 liters ~60HP) the car fetch bigger and more squared bumpers with a rubber profile and the taillights, once again enlarged if compared to the previous versions.
Not much of a change but enough to make it look strange and a bit bolder to me.
Anyway it still remains a very well designed car, retaining the beutiful graphic logo Karmann-Ghia on the engine hood. I love it!

Results – 16.01.2021

01 – @kir_nikos
02 – @papatasoscx77
03 – @salvador.lopez.vg82
04 – @4viertakt
05 – @abeltofly
06 – @davqd
07 – @cosimopascariello
08 – @fjp.2020
09 – @andrea_x91
10 – @grant.moss
11 – @stefano_sco.64
12 – @armando.baiano
13 – @_redtrade_
14 – @ginoalfetta
15 – @kammax66
16 – @auto_in_citta
17 – @franc.pepe
18 – @lucibus.classic911
19 – @scuderiapalermo
20 – @guilhem_bagnolard
21 – @pablorivas6588
22 – @gurveer.kandola
23 – @yann_jules
24 – @1kenoo
25 – @carsoftheweezenhof
26 – @pako__97
27 – @rimo4187
28 – @pclaverol
29 – @sergio.rimoldi.3
30 – @pouny78
31 – @trentadue.valvole
32 – @anthony_etnn
33 – @f40sanchez
34 – @eadwigge
35 – @olds_cars_adn_wild
36 – @440er
37 – @kamranrowhani
38 – @kerb_parked
39 – @mah.louis
40 – @cid_0791
41 – @bialbero_happiness
42 – @classiccarsandthecity
43 – @the_automobile_fanatic
44 – @boerjappie
45 – @rafacolin555
46 – @dadotenny84
47 – @car_spotting_pt
48 – @mister_byrite
49 – @auwtiezer
50 – @aparcaosenaragon
51 – @randomcarspot
52 – @chicane500
53 – @celtic68
54 – @ro.casp
55 – @guti_classics
56 – @gf27photos
57 – @twilightdivewatches
58 – @luuk_andela
59 – @tonygaspa99
60 – @photographybyhsd
61 – @moviegarageclub
62 – @globe_auto
63 – @jasmindurmisevic
64 – @cinzia.mari
65 – @rasmus.chr.olsen.forhv
66 – @fulviadriver
67 – @classiccar_stories
68 – @curvinmotors
69 – @1fratanti
70 – @gabotosi
71 – @hernanpozof
72 – @vricantonio
73 – @cesargrau_cars
74 – @remichanics
75 – @pe.ter5007
76 – @the_oldest_car
77 – @francesco.menichetti
78 – @rarecarind
79 – @daanevertse
80 – @teilix
81 – @paolo.valcarenghi
82 – @parked_in_sydney
83 – @kai_hb
84 – @antonio.j.cerezuela
85 – @pmdes
86 – @itsrafworld
87 – @mazdacenter
88 – @tmjracz